Culladia hastiferalis (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Crambus hastiferalis)
CRAMBINAE,   CRAMBIDAE,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These Caterpillars feed on

  • Grass ( POACEAE ).


    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    This adult moth has white forewings, each with several brown zigzag lines and bands of brown speckles. The hindwings are off-white. The labial palps are covered in spiky hairs. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species is found in south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • Hong Kong, and
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in northern Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), pp. 1473-1474.


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    (written 20 January 2013, updated 1 September 2019)